CHERRIES attacker Luis Sinisterra made his third appearance of the summer as Colombia sealed a berth into the Copa America semi-finals.

Sinisterra came off the bench to play the final 25 minutes of Colombia's 5-0 quarter-final victory over Panama in Glendale, Arizona.

The 25-year-old entered the match with only 14 minutes of action under his belt in previous fixtures against the US and Brazil. 

Jhon Cordoba's powerful header in the eighth minute broke the deadlock before James Rodriguez extended the Colombians lead to 2-0 seven minutes later. 

Luis Diaz's confident strike four minutes before half-time made it 3-0 to Nestor Lorenzo's men. 

Sinisterra entered the match in the 65th minute and witnessed two additional goals for Colombia. Richard Rios made it 4-0 in the 70th minute before Miguel Borja's stoppage-time penalty finish capped the final score at 5-0. 

Sinisterra won three of his six individual duels, drew one foul, and completed two tackles. 

Colombia's 26-match unbeaten streak will be tested in the semi-finals against Uruguay, who defeated Brazil 1-0 in the quarters.

The other clash in the last four sees Argentina take on surprise package Canada, who are managed by former Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch.